What has teaching become?

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As a teacher it is important to be mindful of what material you are teaching to your students and the method you are teaching it to them. If you are purely just teaching them irrelevant facts and having them memorize those facts, they will not be engaged in the learning process and will not be active learners. When students are not active learners there is a larger chance they will not retain any of the information for any length of time. This video supports Paulo Freire’s (1993) idea that students do not learn best when information is mindlessly taught to them, he refers to this as the ‘Banking concept of education’, students are simply filled with information by the teacher. When I am teaching I will need to put thought into how I can make all of the lessons relevant to my students and how I can get them engaged in their learning.

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